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Orange Poppy Seed Cranberry Hemp Muffins

Putting together poppy seeds & Nutiva hemp seeds was the best idea ever and no, I’m not a drug dealer. I had no clue these flavors would work so well together…These muffins turned out to be so good!

I am always on the hunt for the best available products to try (nutritionally speaking of course) so I was super excited to try Einkorn, an ancient grain that is the most ancient form of wheat that has not been hybridized or denatured in any way. It’s higher in vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein than the typical whole wheat flour products you see on store shelves. “Einkorn is a rare gift, untouched by modern influence.”

Jovial Foods sent me several different products to try and I’ve already broke into all them. I substituted wheat berries for this quinoa recipe, added almond butter to their cookies and tried their pasta. Trying this flour on the other hand, was the true test of this ancient grain. Could it make a moist and fluffy muffin? Well…. yes… it did and all 6 of the muffins I made last night have all been deliciously consumed!

For some random reason I picked up some organic poppy seeds during a grocery store trip last weekend… I haven’t cooked with poppy seeds ever before – but I love the flavor, texture and the nutritional qualities I learned about while I was visiting the Golden Triangle (where Thailand, Burma and Laos meet) earlier this year. While we were there, we even visited the Opium Museum, learning much more than I ever expected about the poppy plant. Poppy seeds have unique medicinal properties (much like the hemp seed) in treating various alignments like asthma, allergies, and pain.
Can’t wait to make another batch of these bad boys tonight.

Food Babe's Orange Poppy Seed Cranberry Hemp Muffins
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Serves: 6
  • ¼ cup shelled hemp seeds and 1 and ¼ cup water or ⅓ cup hemp milk
  • 1 large orange seeded and diced
  • ½ tsp orange zest
  • ⅛ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 large egg or 1 tbsp flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • ¾ cup flour – I used Jovial Einkorn Ancient Grain Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup apple juice sweetened cranberries
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, zest, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
  3. Make hemp milk by combining hemp seeds and water into a blender.
  4. Strain milk using a strainer or nut milk bag – and put aside
  5. Blend orange, oil, egg or flax seed, sugar and vanilla in a blender
  6. Add ⅓ cup hemp milk and continue blending a few more seconds to combine
  7. Combine dry ingredients and wet ingredients slowly
  8. Stir in cranberries and poppy seeds
  9. Pour batter into a lined or well greased muffin tin
  10. Bake for approximately 20 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean
  11. Let cool for 5 mins and enjoy!
Please use all organic ingredients if possible

Giveaway Details: Jovial Foods – Value $230.00

To help raise awareness for the Yes on Prop 37 campaign and the need to label GMOs, Jovial has generously donated a year supply of Jovial Einkorn Products  to be sent to one lucky reader!

Each month the winner will receive – 1 flour, 1 pack of wheat berries, 2 types of einkorn products.

You can enter to win up to three times: (Deadline: Midnight on Nov. 6, 2012)

1. SUBSCRIBE to Food Babe and leave a comment below

2. (Optional) Get out the vote for Yes on Prop 37 – call undecided voters using an easy to use online phone bank. There are no long distance charges and it’s super easy.  (If you decide to do this option – you will be entered 10 times in the drawing.)

3. (Optional) Spread the word on Facebook or Twitter and leave another comment.

This sweepstakes is open to US residents only; residents of Florida, New York or Rhode Island are not eligible. Click here for the Official Rules.

Good Luck, tomorrow I hope we’ll be doing a virtual cheers to celebrate!

Yes on Prop 37!

Food Babe

Contest is now closed. Congratulations to Kaylen M. for winning the Jovial Einkorn Products giveaway! If you didn’t win, Jovial’s amazing products are available at most health food stores and here online.

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200 responses to “Orange Poppy Seed Cranberry Hemp Muffins

  1. <—- this subscriber cannot be contacted right now. she is busy enjoying muffins. But she would love to win new baking materials not available in her state!

  2. Am a subscriber, and of course a supporter of Prop37, but am spreading the word through other means. Would love to try Einkorn!!

  3. I’ve got a support Prop 37 on my Facebook status….fingers crossed the fine folks in CA come through for us!

  4. I’m already a subscriber and I happen to have all these ingredients already. Super excited to make them!

  5. Also love einkorn pasta and would love to try their other products. I’ve been spreading the word on Yes on Prop 37 via Facebook and twitter.

  6. I am a subscriber and I hope that Prop 37 passes in Cali and that the idea travels to the other states like wildfire! We deserve to know what is in our food!

  7. I just finished my shift for the swing voters and as good as it felt to be supporting a cause I believe in…it was a lot of harsh people! Interesting to hear what other peoples beliefs on the issue were! Excited to try these muffins and relax!

  8. I loved the recipe for these muffins, I went out and bought the ingredients to make them tomorrow. Thanks for the opportunity to win Jovial Foods.

  9. I’ve read about einkorn flour but have not tried it yet. I would love to try Jovial’s products and thank you for the chance to win them. I subscribe via email.

  10. I’m a subscriber and have put out the word about Proposition 37 on Facebook. I’m crossing my fingers!

  11. I would love to try the Einkorn flour. I have tried some of their other products and loved them.

  12. I I love visiting your website. Unfortunately, many, for example many of the ingredient listed above listed above I am unable to get in Bermuda. Any chance of getting Jovial to ship here???

  13. These muffins look so delicious. I love the orange and cranberry flavor together. I would love to win some of the Jovial products. I promote voting Yes to GMOs all over my facebook page and I add updates on a regular basis. I will also be working on the NYS group that is forming to promote labeling GMO products in our state as well. Thank you for sharing your recipe Food Babe. Can’t wait to try it!

  14. I will definitely have to try these. I signed up for the phone bank and made calls last Thursday. It was an interesting experience. Wouldn’t want to move to California but I wish I could vote for them.

  15. I am sad we floridians are not able to enter this contest 🙁 I would have loved to try this product….sad day!

  16. The recipe sounds like another winner! Hoping to raise a glass of organic juice in celebration of Prop 37 passing today! I love your page & am so glad I subscribed!

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